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Afghanistan: Ban strongly condemns deadly suicide blast in capital
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Wednesday, 07 October 2009
Afghanistan: Ban strongly condemns deadly suicide blast in capital
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today spoke out against the suicide bombing in Afghanistan this morning that reportedly killed 17 people and injured another 80.Read Full Article ...
 
Malaria gets ‘ugly' on hit US comedy show - UN
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Wednesday, 07 October 2009
Malaria gets ‘ugly' on hit US comedy show - UN
A United Nations-backed campaign to raise awareness about malaria - which claims over 1 million lives annually - has a starring role on the season premiere of ...
 
Côte d'Ivoire: UN legal team assesses prisons and judiciary
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Wednesday, 07 October 2009
Côte d'Ivoire: UN legal team assesses prisons and judiciary
United Nations legal experts are on a 10-day visit to Côte d'Ivoire to study the West African country's implementation of national laws and its prison adminis...
 
UN aid chief arrives in Yemen to call for support for 150,000 displaced persons
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Wednesday, 07 October 2009
UN aid chief arrives in Yemen to call for support for 150,000 displaced persons
The top United Nations humanitarian official arrived in Yemen today in a bid to garner support for some 150,000 people driven from their homes by an armed conf...
 
New UN satellite communications deal boosts disaster preparedness and recovery efforts
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Wednesday, 07 October 2009
New UN satellite communications deal boosts disaster preparedness and recovery efforts
In a bid to strengthen emergency communications before impending natural disasters strike and to save more lives by better coordinating relief efforts in their...
 
DR Congo: UN restarts stalled reintegration of ethnic fighters
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Wednesday, 07 October 2009
DR Congo: UN restarts stalled reintegration of ethnic fighters
A United Nations assessment team has succeeded in restarting the disarmament and integration of some ethnic fighters into the national army in strife-torn east...
 
Quality health care key to averting unnecessary deaths in childbirth, says Ban
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Wednesday, 07 October 2009
Quality health care key to averting unnecessary deaths in childbirth, says Ban
Investing in quality health care in poor countries can make a dramatic difference to the survival rates of the estimated 500,000 women worldwide who die each y...
 
Over 3,000 Samoans left homeless in wake of deadly Pacific Ocean tsunami, UN reports
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Tuesday, 06 October 2009
Over 3,000 Samoans left homeless in wake of deadly Pacific Ocean tsunami, UN reports
A week after a powerful earthquake in the Pacific Ocean triggered a series of tsunamis that devastated a chain of islands in the region, the United Nations tod...
 
UN launches online training course to fight terrorism
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Tuesday, 06 October 2009
UN launches online training course to fight terrorism
The United Nations crime-fighting agency and its partners have launched a six-week online training course to provide Member States with crucial technical assis...
 
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